BridgeStat - November 2013
Over the first eleven months of 2013, serious crime in Cambridge has decreased 6% when measured against the same time period in 2012. Compared against the five-year weighted average for this same time frame, a 9% decline (286 fewer Part 1 crimes than the projected average) has been recorded. The majority of this decrease can be attributed to the overall drop in Burglary (-19%), with 85 fewer breaks recorded when contrasted with the same time period in 2012. The 24% decline in the violent index crime of aggravated assault has also been a driving force in the drop in crime so far in 2013.
A detailed analysis of all statistics indicates that there were 142 fewer property crimes recorded through the first eleven months of 2013, which translates to a 5% decrease when measured against the 2012 statistics. Violent crime has abated 17% between January 1st and December 2nd of 2013 when compared with the same time period in 2012.
When measuring the serious crime totals versus the previous month of October, there was a substantial 25% decrease in the number of index crimes, with 77 fewer incidents recorded during November of 2013.
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